Asian carp netted by commerical fishermen near Winona

3:43 PM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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NEAR WINONA, Minn. - They are not the first asian carp pulled from the Mississippi River near Winona, but the discovery of a handful of the destructive, invasive fish in a commercial fisherman's net could mean the species is getting a foothold in the upper midwest.

Fisherman Tim Adams tells KARE 11 that among the thousands and thousands of Buffalo Fish he's pulled from his nets are one silver carp and 4 grass carp. Adams says he'll be pulling fish from the nets over the next couple of days, and anticipates he'll find even more asian carp among the buffalo fish that provide his livelihood.

A spokesperson from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says he is concerned, but not surprised at the discovery of more asian carp in the Mississippi.

The fishing crews are pulling these fish out just south of the town of Homer, about 10 miles south of Winona on Highway 61.

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